Thursday, April 08, 2010

Renewable Energy News, April 8, 2010


Algae & Energy in the Northeast - Presentations from the recent University of Vermont Conference
UVM hosted an excellent conference last month on the future of algae production for energy in the northeast. They've finally posted some of the presentations from the conference on the web. If you didn't have a chance to attend take a moment to review some of these presentations on-line - very informative.
Commentary Series: The Future of Energy: Wind Power
This week, VPR's commentators are weighing in on the future of energy. Plans for a new wind farm in Vermont - if constructed, the first since the one built in Searsburg in 1996 - have commentator Bill Jaspersohn wondering about the role of wind in Vermont's energy future.
Vermont Utility Sees Solar PV Increase
Green Mountain Power, a Vermont utility company, reports that the number of customers using small-scale renewable-energy systems has more than doubled since 2008, with most of the increase coming from solar photovoltaic installations.
EERE News: DOT, EPA Boost Fuel Economy, Set GHG Emission Limits for Light Vehicles
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established new federal rules on April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States. The rules, which will significantly increase the fuel economy of the vehicles starting with the 2012 model year, could save the average buyer $3,000 over the life of a 2016 model year car.
NYTimes Sunday Magazine Preview - Climate Change - Building a Green Economy
Paul Krugman takes an in-depth look at the economics of climate change
change&ETV - On Point TV Previews Expected Battle in U.S. Senate Over New Climate Legislation.

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